Cool New Photos For X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Include First Look at Jessica Chastain as The Villain
Earlier today we got our first look at the return of Sofie Turner as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the cover of EW. Now the magazine has released a bunch of new photos from the film featuring our first look at various characters!
Those photos include our first look at Jessica Chastain as the villain Shi'ar Empress Lilandra Neramani. The character is described in the report as an “otherworldly shapeshifter who manipulates Phoenix for her own agenda” and it's also revealed that she’s “quiet but brutal.”
We also see a couple new images of Turner as Jean Grey, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, and more.
Set in 1992, about 10 years after the events of last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix opens with the X-Men, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), in a new, unexpected role: national heroes. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) even lands on the cover of Time magazine. But his growing ego puts the team at risk.
As previously reported, Kinberg explains that pride is starting to get the better of Xavier, and "he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions.” One of those missions includes a rescue mission in space where a solar flare hits the X-Jet and "the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean (Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner)— the Phoenix."
Simon Kinberg is writing and directing the film and it's set to open in theaters on November 2, 2018. Check out the photos below and tell us what you think!